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The Act prohibits the prosecution of a mother who leaves a newborn child in the custody of a medical facility under specified circumstances. The Act also mandates that the newborn be no older than one week and that the mother give the medical facility proof of her identity and address, if available. The Act further provides that medical facilities will be reimbursed for certain costs as a result of taking custody of newborns and also provides for civil and criminal immunity for these medical facilities and their employees.

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